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Critters and color!

Weekend delights!

High 72 F
Low 53.6F

Summer is well underway although the Northeast seems to be, once again, in a cool trend.  That is fine with me!  It is much easier to garden when it is cool and the flowers last much longer.  I have to confess that I didn't garden too much this weekend. The Equipment Manager and I had the pleasure of hosting a cookout to celebrate a pending arrival and it was a gorgeous day to show off the garden.   I managed to find pink and blue flowers for an arrangement.  Pictured above are Lilium 'Lollipop', Pink Baby's Breath and Endless Summer Hydrangea.   The Japanese Iris are blooming Dsc_0001 and we had some added guests in the garden.  This dolphinDsc_0019 swam all day above the garden bobbing and weaving in the air.

Today was clear, cool and very sunny  I managed to pick vegetables from the garden. Dsc_0052 The peas are ready, Dsc_0053 as are the broccoli and basil with one small pepper for flavor and a few nasturtiums for flavor and color added to the salad.  I need to put a clothespin on the cauliflowerDsc_0015 to keep it nice and white and that should be ready in a couple of days.  Here is a picture of the bounty!   Dsc_0061 I need to plant another row of green beans as germination was  a bit spotty with the first batch. I do plan on planting carrots and turnip when the peas are done in a couple of weeks.  That is the plan anyway.  I hope you all had a great weekend!  What did you accomplish?